Edited by: Claudia Peus, Rudolf Kerschreiter, Eva Traut-Mattausch, Dieter Frey
Series: Zeitschrift für Psychologie - Volume 6
Whether the successful conduct of business can and ought to adhere to ethical standards and support the social good is especially topical in light of the recent economic turbulences. Are organizations designed purely as profitmaking mechanisms that cannot afford to consider ethical principles as they have to survive under conditions of harsh competition or can adherence to ethical principles actually be beneficial to economic success? This volume highlights recent research and theory development pertaining to the relation between ethics and economic success on various levels (individual, group, organizational, or societal), clarifies what adherence to ethical tandards may mean in a business context, and lays out a research agenda in order to stimulate future investigations.